20 years. Our awesome friend Milton is celebrating 20 YEARS of sobriety this week. His "birthday" was Sunday (I thought it was this Friday!) but he will take chips and celebrate at all the meetings this whole week.
I picked the black and white materials because I wanted a more masculine tone..... I even found one with fish on it. Milton has a fish; he says he's not home long enough to take good care of a dog. I found one with bicycles on it; Milton is an avid cyclist. I found a LOT of different fabrics with music notes, saxaphones, keyboards; he is a real "blues" fan. Hence the blue/black accent fabric sprinkled throughout his quilt.
I wanted to make him a special label to commemorate such a great occasion. I took some of the blue/black print and fused it onto Steam-A-Seam.... and drew the NA symbol on it.
I cut that out..... and set it aside.
I got "Emma" (my embroidery machine) involved.... and used her to embroider some things on a piece of black fabric.
I then fused the symbol on the embroidered fabric, and applique stitched around the NA symbol.
This was then stitched onto the back of his quilt.
And I have a FO to post for February!